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Who supports the drug war? You will be surprised

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posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 11:41 AM
Frosty Wooldridge an editor and writer for Before its news published this story,"Who supports the drug war? You will be surprised"
After five interviews with retired Police Officer and Detective Howard Wooldridge of Lansing, Michigan, made some very interesting remarks... about just who supports an on going war on drugs.

The question arises! Who supports the drug war? Officer Wooldridge said, “Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama, The Ochoa Brothers, John Walters (USA’s Drug Czar), Congressman Mark Souder, Mexican Drug Cartels, DEA, FARC, National Association of Narcotics Officers, Canadian Cannabis Growers Association, Pharmaceutical Industry, Al Qaeda, Private Prison Association, Meth Makers of Mexico Association, MS-13 drug gang, California Narcotic Officers’ Association, Crips & Bloods, Deputy Chief Thomas Gorman of California, Pablo Escobar's’ Amigos, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Colombian Coca Growers Association, Senator John McCain, et al, Fundamentalist Christian Association, the Washington Post and the New York Times.”

See a pattern here? Ever wonder why it’s so difficult to make even small changes in our prohibition policy “AKA War on People?” The 10 major organizations trying to end the New Prohibition enjoy a $25 million budget. The drug companies, which fear the medicinal aspects of marijuana, put that much in the freezers of politicians to stifle competition. Does Al Qaeda contribute to the Republican Party? If opposition to the Drug War continues to grow, Al Qaeda would be advised to funnel cash to prohibition politicians. Prohibition puts $3 billion in bin Laden’s hands every year. Hiding $100,000 in bribe money in his freezer, as the Congressman William Jefferson from Louisiana did, proves chump-change compared to losing billions. Congressman Duke Cunningham’s $2.4 million in contractor bribes prove insignificant to the ramifications of the Drug War. Nonetheless, you see the kind of greed that propels our congressional representatives. Again, all those who support the Drug Enforcement Agency, do it so it will continue to exist, but not because it yields any results.

I'll let you read the rest for yourselves but it only gets more disconcerting.
Read the rest here at Before its news

posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 12:03 PM
Kudos to Cali! They are taking the first important step towards ending this asinine policy of drug prohibition. If marijuana is legalized in Cali, it will end, overnight, the grip of organized crime, Mexican violence, taxpayer funded imprisonment of non violent criminals, etc. And it will start bringing in a significant tax revenue for the cash strapped state. Many other states will follow suit I predict.
Marijuana is America's #1 cash crop and all the revenue goes straight to criminals.

posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 12:36 PM
reply to post by DaddyBare
HIya DB. I gotta say that nothing about the war on drugs surprises me. It's a scam that hides behind the skirts of morality. If we look up her skirts we see how massive the trade is...

"The value of the global illicit drug market for the year 2003 was estimated at US$13 bn [billion] at the production level, at $94 bn at the wholesale level (taking seizures into account), and at US$322bn based on retail prices and taking seizures and other losses into account. This indicates that despite seizures and losses, the value of the drugs increase substantially as they move from producer to consumer."

Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), World Drug Report 2005 (Vienna, Austria: UNODC, June 2005), p. 127.

Maintaining a prohibition reaps rewards and tasty profit margins. The 'Golden Triangle' opium farmers are on a subsistence income. The coca farmers of South America are poor. The little guys aren't anywhere close to importing the annual tons of illegal drugs into Europe and North America. Higher up the food chain there needs to be a grey area of suppliers with powerful contacts. What they need is the ability to deliver huge payloads without interference from conventional authorities.

Who could that be? The CIA are on official record for trafficking drugs into Europe and America. The profits feed into the black pit of off-record budgets and free from Congressional knowledge. It's wholesale political turning a blind eye. Wiki have an article...CIA Drug Trafficking. Yeah, it's just Wiki, but you can follow the references for a bigger picture.

On balance, there's more to gain from maintaining prohibition than decriminalising, taxing and supplying through controlled outlets. The military and prison industrial complexes are beneficiaries of these policies. In my opinion, the war on drugs is a strawman argument to deflect from the profits and political advantages of criminalising nations and citizens.

posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 03:32 PM
The drug war is stupid. It costs a lot money and creates a lot of criminals.
Resulting in higher prizes..

So the positive results are.
More jobs.
More money roulates on the streets. ( The idea that causes inflation and stuff is stupid because this is done on a much bigger scale by just printing some extra money by the fed. reserve.

There is fear to be spread and thus control and power to gain.
The production of Afghanistans only two export products is never been bigger then today.

America is bankrupt. They are so deep burried in dept that the whole system is in fact a joke cause this should not be possible.

Ohh something has got to pay the deffense offense budget.
Rather difficult if you are broke and just signed a law that will drain the last wells.

posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 05:48 PM
reply to post by 12GaugePermissionSlip

Legalizing marijuana would help reduce crime but coc aine and crack are still big business and where the real money is. Legalize coc aine and crime would be greatly reduced. Legalizing marijuana would simply allow most people who smoke reduced paranoia about getting caught, especially when it comes to drug testing for employment.

posted on Apr, 19 2010 @ 06:35 PM
Mike Ruppert, a former Narcotics agent, accused the CIA of dealing drugs on CSPAN. He claims the CIA along with Wall Street launder 500 Billion dollars per year in drug profits.

Google Video Link

There is going to be a lot of media spin to keep drugs illegal if they're making that much money for the black budget from this activity.

Of course the PTB have their straw men like gangs and Columbian cartel to point the finger at. Meanwhile troops are guarding opium plantations in Afghanistan.

[edit on 19-4-2010 by zzombie]

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